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  1. Patience perforce with wilful choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting. I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall. (Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet 1.5.86-9)

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. Beatrice
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    How tartly that gentleman looks! I never can see him but I am heart-burned an hour after. 2.1.3-4

  2. Benedick
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    The practice of it lives in John the bastard, whose spirits toil in frame of villainies. (4.1.188-189)

  3. Borachio
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    I think I told your Lordship, a year since, how much I am in the favour of Margaret... 2.2.11-13

"I am a plain-dealing villain"


Title: Illegitimate brother to Don Pedro

Sex: male

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Hometown: Aragon

Job: Soldier

Often called: "John the bastard"

About me: “I cannot hide what I am. I must be sad when I have cause, and smile at no man’s jests; eat when I have stomach, and wait for no man’s leisure; sleep when I am drowsy, and tend on no man’s business; laugh when I am merry, and claw no man in his humour.” (1.3.12-17)

Personal philosophy: “I am trusted with a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog. Therefore I have decreed not to sing in my cage. If I had my mouth I would bite; if I had my liberty I would do my liking. In the meantime, let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.” (1.3.30-34)